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Gerard Hengeveld 1910-2001


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« on: October 28, 2017, 06:24:46 pm »

Pianists may be aware of this Dutch composer, responsible for many teaching pieces, but he also wrote two piano concertos and a piano concertino.
Are any members of the forum aware of any recordings, private or otherwise, of any of these works?
I would appreciate any information about Hengeveld or his works and performances that members may have.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 10:47:56 pm »

The composer recorded both his Piano Concertino (1946) and Piano Concerto (1957) with Omroporkest [Netherlands Radio Orchestra], under Henk Spruit and Herbert Soudant, respectively.  As far as I know, these have not been released commercially.  I am not sure if he wrote 2 piano concertos and a concertino, or if the concertino has been mistakenly counted as a concerto.  The concertino dates from 1946 and some sources list the first concerto as from 1947.  His Concerto (1957) appears to have been the one that won the ANV-Visser Neerlandia Prize in 1964.  In the Wikipedia article on that prize, the work is described as "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra", not as Concerto No. 2 <https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANV-Visser_Neerlandia-prijs?oldid=41921138>.  Perhaps someone else can shed light on this.   
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